Why Follow Merchants?

Merchants Bank, Social Media, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn

More and more people are following us on social media. But, why would you want to do that? How would you benefit?

Find the Fun. Banking isn’t all business. We help you connect to fun events happening in your community and around the region. Plus, we’ll share pictures at events that have already taken place. “Like” us at https://www.facebook.com/MerchantsBank

Build Your Business. Periodically, we share great tips and insights we learn that might help your business. We encourage you to use LinkedIn to connect with us and others in the business community. http://www.linkedin.com/company/merchants-bank-na

It’s Not Scary. Following us on You Tube gives you access to the best information we have in educational material. If there’s something that you don’t understand about banking, we may have a video that helps to explain it. If there’s something you’d like to learn about., take a look at http://www.youtube.com/MerchantsBank1875

So, make sure to see what we’re doing on social media and then join in.

Hope to See You at These May Events!

Merchants Bank, Community Events

Our staff invites you to join them at these great events throughout April. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

5/16 Spring Grove Syttende Mai Parade: 1:30 p.m.

Look for our Spring Grove staff as they celebrate our five-year anniversary during the Syttende Mai parade.

 

5/16 Armed Forces Day Recognition: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in St. Charles

Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our lobby to honor those in our military.

 

Celebrate Community Banking Month with Us at these April Events

Merchants Bank, Community Events

Our staff invites you to join them at these great events throughout April. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

4/17 Caledonia’s Community Banking Month Celebration
“Come Experience the Difference”: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in CaledoniaPlease celebrate Community Banking Month with us and enjoy lunch in our lobby.
4/24 Spring Grove’s Community Banking Month Celebration
“Come Experience the Difference”: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Please celebrate Community Banking Month with us and enjoy lunch in our lobby.
4/30 Lakeville’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Lakeville
Stop by and celebrate our 10-year anniversary at Merchants Bank in Lakeville.

We Hope to See You at These March Events

Merchants Bank Community Events

Our staff invites you to join them at these great events throughout March. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

3/7 Eau Claire Home Buyer’s Seminar: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At Legends Title Services in Eau Claire, WI

Learn about the keys to successfully buy a home of your own:

  • What’s Title Insurance?
  • Home Inspection-Why?
  • Mortgage Process
  • Choosing a Realtor

RSVP by March 4 to Rick at (715) 855-0816.

3/7 Winona Area Home Expo: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Riverport Inn & Suites

Buying, selling or renovating? You won’t want to miss Winona’s most extensive home event! Stop by and see us at the Merchants Bank booth. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children. Food and exhibitor giveaways available.

3/14 Lakeville Landscape, Home Expo and Consumer Show: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At Lakeville North High School

Stop by and see us at the Merchants Bank booth.

3/16 and 3/31 “Time to Switch” Evening Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank Winona-Downtown

We make it easy to switch your checking account to Merchants. Stop in – and bring a friend – to enjoy a bowl of chili and open your account.

3/21-3/22 Winona Better Living Show
At Winona Senior High School

Stop by and enjoy a cookie on us at the Merchants Bank booth. Enter for a chance to win an outdoor fire column patio warmer.*

Show Hours
Saturday, March 21: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

*No purchase or customer relationship necessary to enter to win. On person per entry. Drawings will be held the first business day after each Home Show. Winner will be notified by telephone. Employees or Merchants are not eligible to win.

Get Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Home this Spring

eNews-Calendar

Our staff invites you to join them at these great events throughout February. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

Date: Event:
2/20-2/21 St. Charles Area Home and Business Expo: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At the St. Charles Elementary School
Stop by and see us at the Merchants Bank booth for your chance to win a patio warmer.*
2/20-2/22 Chippewa Valley Home and Garden Show
At the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
Stop by and see us at the Merchants Bank booth (#76) for your chance to win a tree and planting (installation).*

Show Hours
Friday, February 20: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 9:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2/25-3/1 Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
At the Minneapolis Convention Center
Stop by and see us at the Merchants Bank booth (#3120).

Show Hours
Wednesday, February 25: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 27: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

*No purchase or customer relationship necessary to enter to win. On person per entry. Drawings will be held the first business day after each Home Show. Winner will be notified by telephone. Employees or Merchants are not eligible to win.

140 for 140: Helping Businesses and Communities for 140 Years

140Blog

In 2015, we honor our commitment to the communities we serve with the 140 for 140 campaign, which highlights a minimum of 140 contributions we make to those communities in the form of volunteer time, education programs, event sponsorships and more.

Merchants Bank was founded July 17, 1875. Since our beginning, we have grown to 21 locations serving 18 communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A number of our locations will also be celebrating significant anniversaries with the Merchants Bank organization in 2015: St. Charles (25 years), Apple Valley, Hastings, Hampton and Cottage Grove (15 years), Lakeville (10 years), and Spring Grove (5 years).

Since our first day, our employees have been dedicated to improving the communities they serve. We are proud to celebrate those contributions this year.

Students Can Win With Merchants Bank Money Ball in St. Charles

MoneyballBlog

Two area students will each have a chance to win a $100 Merchants Bank Visa Gift Card by making a half-court shot at half-time of the St. Charles boy’s basketball game against Rushford-Peterson on Friday, January 16.

Students will be able to register up until half-time of the game and then will be chosen randomly to take part. To qualify to take the half-court shot, the students will have to make a free-throw and a three-point shot.

“This should be great fun for the students and should also benefit our athletic programs,” said Mark Linderbaum of Merchants Bank in St. Charles.

If a student makes the free throw, three-point shot and the half-court shot, the student will be presented with a certificate to redeem for a Merchants Bank Visa Gift Card. Funds up to $200 not won by the students will be donated to the St. Charles athletic programs.